Acer palmatum 'Shojo no mai'
Native range: Koreas, Japan
Known names: 'Shojo no mai' Japanese Maple
Hardiness: USDA Zones 9-5
Mature Size: 8' Tall x 4' Wide
Light: Best with morning sun and afternoon shade, filtered sun
Water: Frequent water until established, keep soil moist in pots.
Soil: Fast-draining, holds moisture well but fast-draining. Add extra pumice or pearlite into potting mix.
Dormancy Period: Winter
Plant Size: 1 gallon, 2 years old.
Acer palmatum 'Shojo no mai' has very bright pink, uneven variegation around the edges; sometimes on the entire leaf. Similar to the more-available ‘Beni schichihenge’ but more robust overall. Very stunning even if you are not into variegated maples.